Opposition Day — Government Policies (Wales) — 26 Nov 2014 at 18:50
Mike Thornton MP, Eastleigh voted to keep the penalty for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms; against freezing energy bills; and against measures to increase pay rates in Wales.
The majority of MPs voted to keep the penalty for social tenants deemed to have excess bedrooms; against freezing energy bills; and against measures to increase pay rates in Wales.
The motion rejected by the majority of MPs in this vote was:
- That this House
- expresses deep concern at the impact of the Government’s policies on Wales;
- notes the Government’s real-terms reduction of the Welsh budget by £1.5 billion;
- notes that Wales currently suffers from the lowest average rates of pay in Britain and has the highest proportion of individuals affected by cuts to social security including the bedroom tax;
- further notes that Wales suffers the highest energy bills in the UK and that these, along with low pay, have compounded the cost of living crisis in Wales; and
- calls on the Government to immediately scrap the bedroom tax, freeze energy bills and undertake measures to increase pay rates in Wales.
Votes by party, red entries are votes against the majority for that party.
What is Tell? '+1 tell' means that in addition one member of that party was a teller for that division lobby.
What are Boths? An MP can vote both aye and no in the same division. The boths page explains this.
What is Turnout? This is measured against the total membership of the party at the time of the vote.
|Party||Majority (No)||Minority (Aye)||Both||Turnout|
|Con||257 (+2 tell)||0||0||85.5%|
|Lab||0||195 (+2 tell)||0||76.4%|